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KRON
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
. the projects will support prevention and protection capabilities. >> a u.s. attorney says this document plaza residents should be concerned about their privacy rights. >> we are essentially concerned that drones have the capacity to be abused tremendously. >> to get more on that story as the controversy continues to brew. >> let us turn our attention to weather. we have wet weather on the horizon. let us see if it is expected to fall today. >> good morning james we will see live rain especially the north bay. the chances hold off as we wake up tomorrow morning. you are looking live outside relatively clear conditions. we have no issues with visibility as a ticket to our james lick freeway camera. in san francisco we are seeing the clouds start to increase. a cold start to the morning with in most locations in the '40's. into the afternoon mainly north bay showers. we have a slight chance around the san francisco bay. as we head to the evening hours. the rain chance to start to pick up and grow more intense overnight. here is a look at the temperatures we have forties' and '50s 49 out the door
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm PST
>> a deadly crash in rural plus. disturbing details about a middle school teacher and the u.s. supreme court agrees to take up the issue of same-sex marriages. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: two people are dead in a head=on collision in eastern contra costa county. the horrific high speed accident near byron seen here in this sky7hd video from abc7news he took his own life after being arrested in a child molesting case. now we are learning more about the serious allegations against a middle bay. >> and backers and opponents of same sex marriages welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collisio
KOFY
Dec 20, 2012 11:30am PST
the word about warning signs. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it
KRON
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
weapons. ta she said the u.s. is planning to take action if there is credible evidence of a threat. she did not say whether there that woinformation that would suggest an attack is imminent. theire reiterated, chemical heapons are a red line for the ed statstates. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do hatthe event of credible evidence that the assad regime hemicalorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> reporter: the international community has failed to peop intervene in the conflict that as killed nearly 38,000 syrians since the uprising began. e are ds this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weig
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
KRON
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
in the story coming up. >> new video he there reportedly shows the u.s. john shot down and i around. >> a lot of clouds and that shot over our roof cam this morning. temperatures are on the mild side. we do have rain headed our way is to our north. we're saying light rain east right around chico. it rain later on this afternoon for the north bay and maybe for the bay area. storm tracker from our shows you where the rain as located just north of santa rosa. we have maybe a half inch of rain on the way for the bay area. i have full details on what to expect and when exactly you need your umbrella coming up in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the peninsula on the 1 01 and northbound direction where at holly street in san carlos we have received word that there is a large pot hole and the roadway that may be affecting the traffic. it was reported on the northbound side of highway 1 01. we are seen some slow traffic around 90 to enter change but that itself is not a problem. it is typical see some slowing there. there is a report that there may be a large pot hole that has ashley flatten
KRON
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
relationship with a student. the u.s. supreme court prepares to rule on proposition 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. we will have more news on this historic case. >> and after the rain and wind. the bay area is in joint sunny skies and warmer temperatures this weekend. >> we are waking up to a pretty dense fog. there is a fog advisory that has been issued. for the afternoon will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer that yesterday. into the evening we do have clear skies and it may get pretty breezy and the high elevations. visibility is down less than a quarter mile. the second look at the visibility charge. fairfield in concord are at about a mile. if you're going to be driving should allow yourself extra drive times and turn your headlights on. the >> temperatures are chilly for the start of this morning. 34 degrees in vallejo and we're expecting a pretty mild afternoon. 63 degrees in santa rosa and low 60's for down in the peninsula. your full extended forecast will be coming up. >> we will continue to track the weather after a few weekends of bed storm. it is expected to be a nice f
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area they are dealing with snow as well. >> a
KRON
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzlopf has died. >> he gained national attention in 1991 when he led the operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. >> his sister says he died of complications of ammonia. >> he known as storning norman retired to tam up after serving as commander- in-chief of the u.s. central command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether >> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san fra
KRON
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
what the banks paid to u.s. and state of 40's-but it does not include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison call systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 50 minute conversation current cost an average of $16. that is largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
might have tracked him down still at work. >>> and she's out. murder charges dropped against the u.s. open tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug. and while she's walking free, authorities say the case against her still isn't closed. today is saturday, december 1st, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill, live from studio >> did i just say december 1st already? >> i don't know how that happened. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. there is a little bit of a break for folks this morning, but it's not going to last. millions of residents along the west coast will get hit hard later today when a new storm stretching from central california up to washington state pounds the region. already the stormy weather there in recent days has turned deadly. we'll get dylan's forecast in just a minute. >>> also ahead, the president hitting the road trying to do an end around past congress. he's pushing his proposal to stall the dispute over the fiscal cliff. will his newest campaign of taking
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the grounds. when police arrived, they found a manner in a car shot. paramedics tried to revive him. but he died on the scene. after talking to a couple of witnesses they've determined some sort of confronta
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
that contains a new terror threat against u.s. ambassadors and soldiers in yemen. and a tour bus crash in oregon so devastating the injured are being treated in three states. and the deep freeze gripping a huge stretch of the country. a look at the coldest winter weather this season. and there is certainly a chill in the air here in the bay area. meteorologist leigh glaser says some rain is heading our way. find out if your new year's eve will be a wet one. >>> good evening. i'm ama dates. in tonight's headline a 15-year-old girl has been shot near the coliseum bart station. oakland police believe she was killed by another teen. a 14-year-old boy is expected to survive after he was also shot. a boy between the ages of 13 and 16 opened fire on a group of people while they walked along lyon way. >>> a little girl and her grandparents died when a fire swept through their apartment in san jose. the fire broke out on bridgeport court just after 11:00. three other people needed treatment for smoke inhalation. it included a san jose police officer who tried to rescue people from the fire. >>> three peo
KRON
Dec 13, 2012 8:00pm PST
for the position. rice is currently the u-s ambassador to the united nations.and has been harshly criticized by some prominent republicans for her response to the attacks on americans in bengazi back in september. now.rice has removed herself from the process.saying she was saddened that we've reached this point.and she did not want to go through confirmation hearings that were going to be "very politicized." >> i do not think that it does justice. >> i withdraw my name because i think it is the right thing to do for the country, the president and my family. >> president obama is praising her efforts. releasing this statement. president obama says he deeply regrets the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. >> i think that this was probably for the best. it has been an uphill battle in the senate. it is her intention >> i think that there is some sentiment because they want john kerry in thei toward john mccain is after that? >> in 2008. canted it all, did not have a foreign policy presidents but the architect of his foreign policy was susan rice. and some ways, they did not forget tha
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
whoever shot at a a u.s. marine recorder on highway 85 yesterday afternoon. it was a wild scene along highway 85 in cupertino from the skies 7, abc seven the news video you can deceive investigators searching for evidence. this marines' car was filled with evidence and there were shocked. >> i heard a boom, boom, with 5-7 shots! >> we are very thankful that not only the was no injuries but no one else was hurt. >>reporter: as deputies continue, the sergeant is wondering why. he knows the man and why would somebody want to shoot at the u.s. marine recruiter. and right now, there are more questions than answers and investigators are hoping the public will step forward with any evidence. one step closer to finding whoever fired those shots. >> there are a lot of questions. >> of course you of any information you are asked to call the santa clara sheriff's office for discovery, kron 4 >>pam: it is still cold and the rain is starting to return. these are live conditions that the bay bridge toll plaza, san francisco, oakland, san jose. i am. in if the weather center with jacqueline. and the
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify this week in open congressional hearings on that attack. >>> and egypt's military is warning of disastrous consequences if the political crisis in that country is not resolved. president mohamed morsi is pressing ahead with a meeting today to find a solution. but major opposition groups are protesting. protesters have stormed the palace there in cairo, cutting through barbed wire and surging up to its outer walls. >>> and the other winner of that record powerball jackpot has now claimed his prize. arizona lottery officials announcing that the winner has chosen to remain anonymous. but they did say he took the cash option of 192 million bucks. he's married, in his 30s. whoever he is, we know he is not this guy, who was seen in a store video in maryland, acting like he was celebrating. he said or he claimed or believed or was faking, was the winning ticket. >>> and quite a haul for u.s. customs this week. federal officers seized nearly 36,000 rubber ducks.
KRON
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
lost 10-points. >> the u.s. government's venture into the car business is slowly coming to an end. the treasury department says it will sell its remaining 500 million shares of general motors in the next year or so. that will mark the end of a $50 billion bailout that saved the company while touching off a debate about government intervention in private business. it's all part of its effort to wind down its investments in the troubled asset relief program. >>jacqueline: @ temperatures already quite chilly this eve. taking a look outside 40's through half moon bay and vallejo. and 40's and fairfield is going to be a cold night. 30's for the most part. 20's and in santa rosa. 36 in half moon bay. 33 degrees and san jose. but this would take a look of the satellite and writer changes with friday, clear skies. clouds to the north. associated with this system that is to the north. that hail and is tracking to the west. the tail end-with sub- tropical marche.heavy rainfall, with in some tropical -- moisture. from that tail and toured with the rainfall staying mainly to the north. it is
KRON
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the russian adoption ban aimed at u-s parents - ahead tonight. >> catherine: but first tonight - new years right around the corner -- but do you know how you'll get around? a look at the special - and even free transportation, being offered the bay area. >> apple had samsung with a massive lawsuit. 2012 was a huge year taking a look at the big technology stores of 2012. stories of 2012. >> catherine: san francisco's muni railway is celebrating 100 years. as part of the centennial - service on all buses, light- rail lines and cable cars will be free untilfive a-m tomorrow. if you don't have any plans for new year's. >> they are offering extended until 3:00 a.m.. there will also be offering additional trains in and out of san francisco to accommodate new year's eve crowds. also, muni will be free. caltran will be offering free service with the extended hours and there will be for extra trains out of san francisco. there will be 4 extra trains --, also, with free between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., and extended service on the broadway shuttle. this shuttle will run from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the y
KRON
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
was turned over to the fbi by u.s. military officials and afghanistan. aaron says it appears the injury occurred during the suspect as by u.s. special forces in kaiul where he was staying with family members. >> president barack obamas will except unlimited sums of corporate money to pay for his inauguration. a spokeswoman for the presidential inaugural committee said it would set- up companies and individuals to underwrite the cost of a weekend festivities surrounding his second inauguration next month. but from lobbyists, political activist committees or foreign donors will not expected. a bomb had banned corporate donors from for his 2009 inauguration for the 2012 democratic national commission in charlotte are taught last september. >> the average u.s. price of gas--gallon of gasoline has dropped nearly 10¢ over the past three weeks. california is the house and 60¢ for regular gallon of gas. the state average. in san francisco the average is $3.70 that is down a penny from yesterday. in oakland the average is $3.58. in san jose $3.57. >> we will have more coming up a live look at
KRON
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury say the u.s. is likely hit its 16.4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end of this year. the treasury could use creative measures that would stave off in the u.s. debt default until mid february. as far as where we are with these talks right now watching 10? we are basically nowhere. and is looking more likely that we will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. 706 a m right now and we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. we will be right back. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ apple shares are up over 40 percent for the year. also watching facebook par. >> facebook shares up to 2786. >> the port of oakland maritime
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
and hurting.but support from across the u-s is helping them get through it. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother. young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> it is really in a nice thing people come and and really need it is heartwarming. it >>reporter: the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> i think that for some it is too soon to forget the need to go to the process, the grieving. before there is even room for forgiveness. >>reporter: today, invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killing his mother in her sleep. nancy lanza was also laid to rest today in a huh private, family only service. adam lanza has not yet been burried.toxicology results on him are pending.
KRON
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
production presence in the u.s.. the news comes a day after apple posted is were stock drop in four years of racing 35 million and market application. >> lawyers for the world's top two smart filmmakers a return to court today in san jose. samsung is seeking to overturn a 1 billion jury verdict that the korean textile giant rip-off at was designed for its iphone at ipad. apple inter is looking to add five under a million more to the award while barring sales of some two dozen older samsung products from sale in the nine states. >> continue to watch bay area traffic of this thursday morning. the hot spots for now traffic is light on the james lick. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. drivers along t
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 2:05am PST
will bring computer manufacturing back to the u.s. beginning next year. the company has been criticized for the working conditions in some of the chinese plants that make i-phone and other devices. cook says apple is investing 100 million dollars to build some of the mack computers in u.s. city no. word yet on which one. >> san francisco base gaming site wants to create a real money gambling experience. on line company has filed an application for camp bling license with nevada regulator. experts say they needed a national revenue sources and many they lost almost 53 million dollars last quarter. >>> well new here claims of great gas mileage for a new car from ford is being contradicted tonight by consumer reports vl the redesign 2013 ford fusion hybrid is to get 47 miles per hour gallon the highway city and combine. that's really good mile annual. consumer report says its testing of the fusion found the mileage much lower than that. >> 35 miles per gallon in city driving. 41 highway and 39 over all. that's good fuel economy. but far short of the 47 m p g that ford claims. >> fo
KRON
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
in the u.s., with average download speeds of 2.5 mb per second. but the bad news google fiber is only available in just one place right now which is kansas city, kansas. for the rest of us, and netflix says bryozoan effort by all as ranks no. 2, at nearly 2.2 mb per second. while comcast, said at a close third. >> doubles e-mail service has gotten a makeover. the new revamps in box is more user-friendly and caters to people check their e-mail smart phones and tablet computers. is the company's attempt to regain some of the ground lost a google. y'alls new ceo marissa mayer this tried to give people more reasons to use the company's on-line services and stick or around longer. >> >> new this morning there is something perfect for those who like to shop online and also impatient about getting the items. starting to that the financially struggling postal service is launching their same day delivery that could have those items delivered as soon as two hours after you buy them. >> we will go to will tran where he is waiting at the post office to explain this pilot program. >> after you sub
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
was rescued. >> dr. dilip joseph is free, but one u.s. navy seal lost his life in this mission. >> this fallen hero was a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6. >> condolences pouring in after the tragic death of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, killed in a plane crash. >> for the first time since their prank call that led to the apparent suicide of kate middleton's nurse, those radio hosts are speaking out. >> we didn't have any idea like something like this could possibly happen. we couldn't see this p haing. it was meant to be a prank call. >> the midwest covered in snow this morning. some saw up to 17 inches of snow. >> you head out with your well dressed pet monkey. suddenly you two are separated. >> oh, my god, there's a monkey. >> the green bay packers has won 7 of their last 8. >> watch his right leg. oh, that didn't look good. >> as soon as i get hit, i screamed, like a man, of course. >> all that matters. >> if anybody out there who's, quote, rich doesn't think their taxes go up, the drinks are on me. >> on "cbs this morning." >> with all this twinkie talk, i about me. >> you're not th
KRON
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
as secretary of state.said she withdrew herself from consideration for the position. rice is currently the u-s ambassador to the united nations.and has been harshly criticized by some prominent republicans for her response to the attacks on americans in bengazi back in september. now.rice has removed herself from the process.saying she was saddened that we've reached this point.and she did not want to go through confirmation hearings that were going to be "very politicized." president obama says he deeply regrets the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. we're getting lots of reaction to this story here on our kron0-4 facebook fan page. now they say that the senator john kerry is the favorite. and we are giving a lot of reaction. and you can join the conversation of we will be right back after this. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>jacqueline: is already 40's in some locations with widespread 30's with a frost advi
KRON
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
-yaki-blog."you may be >> wondering how the u-s compares to other countries ownership and regulation. we found that the us has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off.handgun ownership is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have one file. then you have to pass a background check. and not only do you have to loc
KOFY
Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
officers resigned today after a damning report into the attack on u.s. consulate in libya. four were killed, including ambassador stevens who is a bay area native. an independent panel blamed failures in state department leadership for security lapses in benghazi. the head of the state department's security service, one of his deputies and official from the mideast bureau have all stepped didn't. ambassador stevens' stepfather spoke with abc news this morning he says the report is upsetting because it reveals the nature of the decisions made and not made. he says it makes clear that people were remiss or didn't fulfill their responsibilities. >>> south korea has elected its first female president in more than 1,000 years. conservative candidate park geun-hye called her victory a win for the people and says she will be a leader who honors her pledges. some korean-americans in the bay area were up watching returns of the landmarkons. a man talked to the -- a man said he taught the president-elect how to speak english. >> i remember how, she was smart girl. and she had a very good grade at sch
KOFY
Dec 23, 2012 9:00pm PST
the post christmas travel rush. more storms could snarl air traffic in the northeastern u.s. and again here in the bay area. >> the weather is bringing snow and lots of it to sierra. canes are mandatory on all mountain highways. here is a view from donner lake. two tow trucks are only cars on the road. lanes were full of traffic around 67 but cars are moving. it's making ski resorts very happy. a foot and a half fell in sierra and more is adding to the total. a view from heavenly valley resort. >>> we would like you to share your weather video or pictures with us, send them to ureport or share them with us on our facebook page or on twitter. >>> tonight the debate over how to prevent gun violence like the newtown shooting is heeding up. head of nra did not back down from the comments made last week appearing on sunday morning talk shows, he stood by the nra's requests for armed guards in school. he says the problem is not guns but criminals that carry out violence. dianne feinstein plans to introduce legislation to reinstall the weapons ban in 2004. >> still ahead, a major work stoppage at
FOX
Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
. senate. this morning he accepted a scathing independent review of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that filled four americans. the report cited systemic failures at the state department. but kerry says sol hillary clinton will not get the -- just let the findings sit on the shelf. >> i think the secretary's swift action underscores how effective she is. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says she's recovering from a concussion. a deputy secretary testified in her place. >>> ed lee says he's planning to propose new legislation to get firearms off the streets. the move comes after two teenagers were gunned down in the bayview district last weekend. lorraine blanco is live with the details. >> reporter: mike, the mayor started his news conference, he said the city needs to make the streets of bayview -- the bayview district safer. he also said we need to provide more alternatives safer and he talked about the sandy hook tragedy saying we need to respond to the tragedy with tougher legislation nationwide. >> i joined over 750 other players across the country using social me
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 2:00am PST
began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants of eight were killed but none got through to air base. the taliban claimed responsibility one member of the afghan security forces were killed and several foreign troops were wounded. >> in jamb, rescuews are working frantically to dig out people buried alive in a freeway tunnel collapse. a fire inside the tunnel is holing back rescuers. thank you tunnel is 40 miles west of tokyo. cars were crushed by falling debris. reports are parts of a wall inside the tunnel collapsed. >> still to come, followup to a churching story we brought you earlier. a man suffering from cancer has his dog stolen, and tonight thanks to an abc-7 news report, the diagnosis bark in his -- the dog is back in his arms. >> the man giving away thousands of dollars and why hi does it. >> why all this wet weather isn't keeping bay area holiday spirits down. insure issue in. >> we are tracking the storm on live doppler 7hd, and leigh glaser is up next with [ female announcer ] now get high s
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
when the u.s. struck back at terrorism, reporting from on board the uss abraham lincoln in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide >> there are 120,000 inmates in the 13 prisons. later that year she spent 10 days in afghanistan. >> what would you like people to know back mt.bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security and the crease faltering steps toward stability. a trip to northern iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kurd s, once sadam hue sane's victims, know thriving in a nearly independent region. when she took viewers to ghana it was so they could meet the recent past. first world electronics with the third world landscape and the distance past. >> a lot of people today were from the bay area. >> back in the u.s. it was a look at the future. the inauguration of america's first black president, and a look at how far we've come 20 years, but no matter where she was, dana was always on her own path. >> that hair. >> she's notorious for update her do. >> day ma cannot keep a hair style for more than three week
FOX
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
, in north korea the government announced it has successfully launched a long range rocket. u.s. officials condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a s
KRON
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
. cñ >> in u.s. veteran is cleared business. in his late 20s to early 30s. length wavy hair. journalist. a u.s. marine veteran is free from a mexican prison in time for christmas. in august john hammer tried to cross the border with an antique gun. he was hoping to go hunting in costa rica. >> it is an after to r prepares, creek for the christmas holiday. >> hammer declared the weapon on his customs form. mexican officials put him behind bars. they said the barrel was one inch too short. and that turned it from a hunting weapon to a sawed off shotgun. his family is calling hammer's release a christmas >> "we all prayed for with them." >> hammer served tours with the marines in iraq and afghanistan. mexican authorities released him because they said hammer had no intent to commit a crime. he's now headed home to celebrate with his parents >> some lucky people in spain are celebrating winning spain's cherished christmas lottery. the lottery is the world's richest.giving out 3-point-3 billion dollars in tax-free monetary prizes. that's in u-s dollars. unlike lotteries that generate a few b
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 1:05am PST
fee -- mcafee in the facial shooting of a u.s. expatriot who lived near mcafee's home. >>> they are expecting a one-two punch. it is the highest tide of the year along with the rain. they are watching trouble spots tonight. cornell bernard is live in sausalito. cornell? >> the rain is moving in, and it is converging with some of the highest tides of the year. here in sausalito near the house boats, the water as you can see is coming up. and by morning it will be up to my knees. a lot of folks around here say that's a problem. >> we are concerned about thed e tides coming in. for the b highest tides he has seen in 12 years. seven feet and more. so high in fact they are called king tides and only happen once a year. the house boat will be safe, but the parking lot around it will be flooded. >> and have dry shoes and socks in the car. it is almost sometimes knee high water. >> here is what it looked like this morning. high water flooded the streets and closed the highway 1 off-ramp on northbound 101. >> seven feet. i am so excited. >> she is worried that the high water wi
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm PST
the gridlock in time, more trouble is just around the corner. when the u.s. reaches the debt limit again in a few weeks. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> a new state law that goes into effect tuesday worries people concerned about distracted driving. the law will allow drivers to send text messages as long as they use technology that is fully voice operated and hands- free. supporters of the new law say it's better than having drivers type while driving but opponents say that hands-free texting still draws attention away from the road. >>> other than laws going into effect carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in condos and apartments with smoke detectors. two laws ban businesses and schools from demanding that employees or students share their social media information. breast-feeding will be added to protected conditions that prevent discrimination in employment or housing. school officials and coaches must report suspected child sexual abuse. and testing of self-driving cars will be allowed on california roads. >>> and here in the bay area, another county is jumping on
FOX
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
the issue of same-sex marriage. the u.s. supreme court said yesterday it will hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same-sex marriage proposition 8 which voters approved in 2008. but the lower courts ruled that it was unconstitutional. and the other case agreed to hear is from new york. it challenges a federal law called the defense of marriage act which requires the federal government to prohibit federal recognition of same-sex marriages. it was passed back in 1996 and signed by president clinton. now reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same- sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. gay couples could have begun marrying immediately if the supreme court decided to deny review and let the lower court ruling stand. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> states legalized same-sex marriage just months ago. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to be married in any state and be recognized. >> many people say
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
shows u.s. consumer confidence tumbled as the fiscal cliff nears, the consumer confidence index fell to 65 in december, the lowest level since august, last month it was at 71.5. economists say the decline is due to fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week. barkley is considering a plan to change the face of downtown with the first high rise in that city in 40 years, a los angeles real estate group today submitted and application for the plan which calls for a 17 story luxury apartment complex on harold way by the downtown bart station. the plan includes a rooftop garden, conference center and four levels of underground parking. if approved the development would transform the block long harold way there in berkeley. the project is expected to face opposition from pest veryvationist. the developer wants to tear down the back of that. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition at a houston hospital. a spokesman says he is alert talking with staff and surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sund
KRON
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm PST
review proposition 8.. supporters of the ban on same sex marriage appealed to the u.s. supreme court after lower courts found the ban un- constitutional.. if the court decides not to hear the case.. same sex marriages will be able to resume in california .. if the court 'does' decide to hear the case.. arguments would take place in the spring. the court also has the option of delaying consideration of whether to take up the appeal until a later date. >> earlier, rebrob fladeboe unmentioned mention< the coroner and santa cruz county search and rescue team pulled the body of an uniddentified male from soquel creek along bay avenue shortly before 11 friday. police at the time drowned or whether his death police were also checking to discovery is related to the search for a missing man whose picture is posted on a nearby bridge over the creek. police urged others to steer clear of this and other areas creeks and streams which are on thein capitola rob fladeboe in national news.. police in wyoming say, a man killed two people before killing himself... in a college classroom in casper
KRON
Dec 14, 2012 7:00am PST
temperatures are rising in the global warming will be a serious problem for the u.s. if nothing is done about it. the associated press survey suggests that belief and worry about climate change is inching up among americans in general but is growing faster among people who don't often trust scientist on the american iron and. 80 percent of people surveyed called unchecked climate changes serious problem, up from 73% three years ago. >> it has been cold and that is good news for tahoe. they can get the snow makers going. we will be right back. o >> it is 7:28 a.m. and taking a look at san jose traffic 1 01 northbound on the right-hand side looks good ver. the big story is not the traffic at this moment but it is the whether and how cold it is. >> it is cold outside there is a frost advisory for some of the east bay valleys. we will check out your forecast and a minute but first let's go check out with jackie sissel. >> good morning all lot of people are waking up to a lots of drops and eyes on the windshield this morning. i'm in downtown walnut creek where the temperatures stood at 38 degrees.
KRON
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
injections of convicted capital murders in 2012. >> a federal judge denied a legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam songsungs smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found samsung has copy critical features of the iphone and ipad. >> earlier this year, an apple lawyer called the jury's 1.5 billion award a slap on the wrist. >>. at the the kron 4 news stock feel is in new town connecticut covering the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> it is a topic dr. phil tax today at 10, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, re
KRON
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
in the u.s. and the u.k. and canada. >> some showers still. that is right james i put into motion you can see exactly which direction the shower is moving. we are seeing the abundance of the heavy rain sitting off the coastline. that is offshore. we have been contending with wet weather in the north bay for some time. santa rosa has received over an inch of rain in the past 12 hours alone. >> said a look at the yellow on your screen over the bottle and the 1 1/37 interchange. take a look at rain fall rate see how much is currently falling in your neighborhood. >> flirting with and half inch in sunspot again it depends on where you're located. heavy rain for portions of 101. you can see in windsor heavy rain right now not to bad in santa rosa. they are catching a bit of a break. seeing rain in the richmond district. the sunset and acting as a specific site. a portion of the downtown area in san francisco is contending with rain. >> off a lot of the surface streets is affected. market street, a very boulevard, sunset boulevard, at 19th avenue headed out of the city. >> we will continue to s
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> vicki: the stores may seem busy - but new numbers show u-s holiday retail sales growth is the weakest since 2008. according to the report - holiday sales increased just point-seven percent. less than a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
riders were stranded an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year scout officials say he violated the anti-gay policy. he will be honored at the opening of the assembly. nancy pelosi is talking politics even as she steps out for a night of glamour. swapping her business out for an evening gown she strolled before photographers at the kennedy center. off the red carpet she accommodated reporters who asked if lawmakers can resolve the impending fiscal cliff. >> this is not a night of politics and policy. but since you asked, yes, we think it will be a wonderful
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
carry a warhead as far as the west coast of the u.s. >>> british authorities are considering criminal charges over that prank call to the cambridge hospital. that was earlier this month. scotland law submitted one about the hoax. made by two australian radio deejays. the radio station canceled them after the nurse who transferred the call to kate middleton's room committed suicide. >>> pope benedict delivered a christmas present to his former butler. he pardoned paolo gabriele. he had been sentenced to 18 months in prisons, documents exposed embarrassing things inside the vatican. allegations of corruption and more. >>> and talking about the vatican visitors, they will have to be scrubbed before they can visit the sistine chapel. they will be vacuum cleaned and cooled down to reduce the pollution they bring which is damaging the paintings. there will be a special carpet that cleans shoes and suction vents that pull dust from clothing. the 5 million who visit it every year are being blamed for layers of grime on the masterpiece so metal detectors and -- then you get hosed down before y
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
the u.s.. this is just one ofmore than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down -- touched down christmas day. >> on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of a church and downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi, peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we've witnessed today, it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: further east in the state theresa and her boyfriend took shelter inside their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast moving storms brought blizzard conditions to parts of the country's mid section causing a 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions on the day after christmas, often a 4y enough of a threat for some in chief land to stock up on supplies. >> i've -- in cleveland to stock up on supplies. >> get what we need and go home i am >> reporter: the stormsjnb,p are blame
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> police in virginia arrested a u.s. senator from driving under the influence. he is apologizing to the people of idaho and to his family. he was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test. he is a member of the mormon church which does not allow members to use alcohol coffee or tea. he said he will take whatever punishment is handed down. >>> the dui crackdown continues here in the bay. several fatal crashes have already been reported and how this year's number will -- and we will have more on how this year's number will compare to last year. >> tara? >> bart is operating on a normal schedule but it will be on a holiday schedule and trains are running about 20 minutes apart. we want to show you maps, these are the things we were talking about and we have a lane blocked in san pablo low avenue -- san pablo avenue north and we have a look at pinehurst, there is a mudslide there as well. and highway 13, we have a tree blocking one of the lanes. >>> at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is moving nicely and normal at 6:00 we start to see some backup but there is no evide
KRON
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
warning that a massive cyber attack on 30 u.s. banks have been planned, with the goal of stealing millions of dollars from consumers' bank accounts. >> a gain of cyber criminals have developed a sophisticated trojan and that following money out of bank accounts from chase, citibank, and wells fargo, also pay pals as well as dozens of other large banks. >> known as project blitz drieg, the plan has been successfully tested on the least 300 guinea pigs a bank account in the nine stakes in the crime ring had plans to launch its attack in full force in the spring of 2013. the big banks are not commenting on anything or working to minimize the threat. >> internet software into bars pioneer john mcafee is back in the nine states this morning. mcafee arrive in miami last night after being held in immigration detention in guatemala. >> here is a video of him talking to reporters shortly after he landed. the 67 year old had been hiding for weeks in guatemala because authorities and police were seeking to question him about the killing of his neighbor. >> mcafee insisted he had nothing to do with hi
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